Saturday, July 29, 2006

The "One Book" Meme

Ben Myer's started this meme. Check out his answers over at Faith and Theology.

1. One book that changed your life: Karl Barth - Church Dogmatics IV/1

2. One book that you've read more than once: Aidan Nichols - The Shape of Catholic Theology

3. One book you’d want on a desert island: The Revised Standard Version with Apocrypha

4. One book that made you laugh: C.S. Lewis - The Great Divorce

5. One book that made you cry: C.S. Lewis - Surprised by Joy

6. One book that you wish had been written: Karl Barth - Church Dogmatics IV/4

7. One book that you wish had never been written: Dom Gregory Dix - The Shape of the Liturgy

8. One book you’re currently reading: John Polikinghorne - Science and Christian Belief

9. One book you’ve been meaning to read: Joseph Farrell - Free Choice in Maximus the Confessor

10. Now tag five people: I'm tagging the following bloggers - Steve Blakemore (Thinking is Good for You), Brett (Pennsylvanian-Anglican), Johnny Drums (Every Square Inch), Acolyte and/or Photius Jones (Energies), and Tommy (Hagia Sapentia).

P.S. - This is harder than it looks!


lexorandi2 said...

My other choice for #7 would be Purpose Driven Life.

dmartin said...

I agree. I would throw in a book that I had to read in college called The Christian Agnostic by Weatherford. Dr. D, I have a blog too you know.

dmartin said...

1.One book that changed your life: The Spiritual Life: A Treatise On Ascetical And Mystical Theology by Adolphe Tanquerey and Herman Branderis
2.One book that you’ve read more than once: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
3.One book you’d want on a desert island: The Bible
4.One book that made you laugh: The Gospel According to Charlie Brown by Robert L. Short
5.One book that made you cry: A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis
6.One book that you wish had been written: The history & theology of Paedo-Communion
7.One book that you wish had never been written: The Christian Agnostic by Leslie Weatherhead.
8.One book you’re currently reading: The Meaning of Grace by Charles Journet
9.One book you’ve been meaning to read: Aquinas: Selected Writings by Thomas Aquinas and Ralph McInerny

lexorandi2 said...

Hey Doug, I knew you had your personal conversion blog, but I didn't know about the other one until just now when I clicked on your screen name. I'll be sure to check it out often! Blessings.

Johnny! said...

My #7 beats yorn.

lexorandi2 said...

Yours takes the cake, Johnny! Why didn't I think of that?

Gotta nuther #7: The Prayer of Jabez.

Ben Myers said...

Barth's CD IV/1 changed my life too.

On another note, over at Faith and Theology I've just made this blog the new "blog of the week".

axegrinder said...

Dr. DD,

If it's not too much of a bother, would you mind jotting down some of the reasons you object so strongly to Dix's "Shape of the Liturgy?"

Jason Kranzusch

lexorandi2 said...

Thanks a million, Ben! I love your blog, btw. I read it often.

lexorandi2 said...

1. Dix's whole 4-fold shape of the liturgy thesis is contrived on his own speculation, with absolutely no historical verification or support (read none).

2. Anything of actual historical import can be obtained from better and more up to date works. So it's obsolete as an authority in liturgical studies, but some still treat it as if it were the most important liturgical resource available.

3. Dix never understood Cranmer, but presented himself as if he did, and the damage he has done to Cranmer studies and studies on the Anglican liturgy will take generations to undo (if ever).

Those are three reasons of the top of my head.